2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Earns Spot on Wards 10 Best Interiors & Exteriors UX List

May 13th, 2022 by

2022 VW Golf GTI Interior with Sunset

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Volkswagen recently announced that for the sixth consecutive year, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI has landed a spot on Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX List for 2022. This is the second win for Golf GTI following 2015 MY spot on Best Interiors List.

Volkswagen’s Golf GTI lands on our 2022 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX list by fusing core hot-hatch styling, classic GTI identify and high-tech amenities and design cues into what is a relatively affordable package,” says WardsAuto Editor and 10 Best Judge David Zoia of the $36,820 SE test vehicle. Fellow Editor and 10 Best Judge Christie Schweingberg added: “The GTI’s iconic plaid seats, plus light-up door handles, multi color ambient lighting and Digital Cockpit Pro make this car a winner.”


The annual Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX competition evaluates new or heavily redesigned vehicle interiors and user-experience technology, with scoring based on a variety of metrics including design and aesthetics, comfort, materials, fit-and finish, connectivity and infotainment, displays and controls, as well as advanced driver assist systems and value.


The 2022 Golf GTI underwent a redesign for 2022 and now features an enthusiast-oriented cabin with premium materials and features, as well as an entirely new electronic architecture. The inside mirrors exterior design cues with red decorative seams and edging on every model, and honeycomb accents. New, heated and bolstered front sports seats recall the first Golf GTI with their unique technology, integrated head restrains, red stitching, and standard great black tartan “Scalepaper” style fabric on the seat and backrest areas.

We’re thrilled with this honor from WardsAuto,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America. “The previous Golf GTI was widely regarded as one of the best hot hatches you could buy, but the Mark 8 ups the ante with a new electronic architecture enabling a more connected experience top to bottom.”


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